Category: The Gloucestershire Regiment

Categories: British Army | British Army in World War I | Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Regiment, commonly referred to as the Glosters, was a line infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 until 1994. It traced its origins to Colonel Gibson's Regiment of Foot raised in 1694, which later became the 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. The regiment was formed by the merger of the 28th Regiment with the 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot. It inherited the unique privilege in the British Army of wearing a badge on the back of its headdress as well as the front, an honour won by the 28th Regiment when it fought in two ranks back to back at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. At its formation the regiment comprised two regular, two militia and two volunteer battalions, and saw its first action during the Second Boer War.

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People or pages in The Gloucestershire Regiment

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  • Wallace Burcher 1890 Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom - 1967

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  • George Keen 1861 Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England - 1936

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